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In their steadfast duty to care and advocate for patients…as well as their own families and friends…nurses often neglect their own health and wellbeing. Read these articles to find out why and how you should take care of your own mind, body, and spirit.

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Learn how to manage stress for a healthy life.

A little stress is good for the body and mind to grow and build resilience, but without good stress management techniques and regularly acknowledge emotions, normal stress can lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, or excess stress.
Healthy habits, including . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Take steps now to ensure your future good health.

Sitting for 3 or more hours a day increases cardiovascular risk by 30%; sitting for 5 or more hours a day is comparable to smoking 1.25 packs of cigarettes a day.
Relatively small weight loss in obese people may . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Your health and well-being isn’t just about nutrition and exercise.

Take action to safeguard your health and wellness.
Your health and well-being isn’t just about nutrition and exercise.
Setting goals for your well-being can make a significant positive difference in your life and others . . .

More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year The New York Times offers some tips to help you identify the right resolution, create a plan on how to reach it, and successfully achieve your goal.

In this article, author Jen A. Miller helps you break it down. For . . .

Limiting the stress that comes with the holidays requires a bit of planning. The Cleveland Clinic offers some suggestions built around the activities that can be the most anxiety-inducing:

• Holiday shopping

• Planning family gatherings

• Scheduling time with family and friends

• Taking care of yourself—eating well and staying active . . .

Are you an introvert? If so, you may think you don’t have the right personality to be a nurse leader. Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts, would beg to differ with you. With examples that span generations and continents, Cain shares stories of some of . . .

In October, thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, California were lost to wild fires. Payton Walton, a nurse who lives in Marin and works in Santa Rosa recently took to social media to match up her Marin neighbors with members of the Santa Rosa community to help them through this . . .

The season of gift-giving is upon us, and don’t you think you should start with a few gifts for yourself? The folks at MAS Medical Staffing have put together a list of 11 smart phone and tablet apps designed to make your life as a nurse just a . . .

In her article on the Odyssey website (a collection of writing from young people), Tessa Masula contemplates what it means to be thankful versus what it means to be grateful. She hits on some key differences and encourages all of us to keep gratitude at the front our minds, even . . .

Marjorie Lee North, a consultant for political candidates, physicians, and lawyers, presented these ten tips in her blog on the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education Professional Development website:

1.     Nervous is normal. Practice and prepare.

2.     Know your audience. Your speech is about them, not you.

3.     Organize your . . .

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Solving ethical dilemmas requires a thoughtful process.


Ethical dilemmas are a common occurrence in nursing, often resulting in moral distress.
Situational awareness is as a useful method to guide nurses in exploring ethical dilemmas to better identify appropriate actions and responses.

By Teresa M. Stephens, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE . . .

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